It was very quiet here for a long time (ok, quiet is an understatement, it’s been over a year since my last post), but now I’ve blown away the dust and brought the blog out again. Even though I didn’t post anything, I still sewed a lot, including a dress that took me three months to make. But here is a post I started last year with a project from 2018: yoga pants from the book “Sew your own active wear” by Fehr Trade.
I like this kind of books, which contain patterns and which are just so nicely presented with beautiful pictures, that I usually can hardly resist. The front of the book contains the usual general part from fabric selection to sewing techniques. Then there are different basic blocks for tops and trousers (both close fitting and loose fitting). For the individual projects you have to adapt these basic blocks. I took the close fitting block for the pants and then followed the instructions for the yoga pants. I did not make a test model of the basic block before, I did not feel like it. The yoga pants have a gusset, but I guess I didn’t understand something, because the gusset became very big, so I cancelled the cut here. Since I had already cut the fabric, I had to piece fabric at the inner leg seam. Now it looks as if the pants have a gusset, even if this is not the case.
The pants have a wide waistband that keeps everything in place. It’s a little too high for me, although I had already lowered the waist. It’s probably because of the stretch of the fabric. By the way, this is a jersey made of organic cotton with spandex from Nosh, beautiful quality. The pants have a pocket in the back. I don’t need them for yoga, but I thought they were a nice detail and so I made them too.
These yoga pants were urgently needed (my old ones were almost 20 years old) and I love them. After the same pattern I sewed a second pair of Merino-Jersey pants for underwear in winter. But the fabric is so stretchy lengthwise that the waistband is much too high for me. I will have to change that again.
I don’t want to write anything about the current situation here on my blog, because this is my little intact world. Just this much: I am hardly affected, I am healthy and have a job, and for that I am extremely grateful. I know that many others are not doing so well. I wish all of us that we will get through this worldwide crisis unscathed.